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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 4, 2010 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A fellow Deadhead's modest proposal (non-Dead non-partisan(?) political)

The savings would be paltry compared to the damage done to US foreign policy. Foreign aid constitutes less than 1% of the federal budget. The vast majority of that aid doesn't go to poor countries; it goes to strategic allies like Israel, Egypt, and of course Iraq and Afghanistan.

The idea that cutting foreign aid will save the country is just Tea Party nonsense.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 4, 2010 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A fellow Deadhead's modest proposal (non-Dead non-partisan(?) political)

I must admit my own ignorance here. I thought the % was much higher than that. I just read that the average American thinks approximately 24% of the budget goes to foreign aid, so I am not the only one that isn't in the know.